Firth of Forth

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description (baseline)
A complex site that stretches for over 100 km from the River Forth at Stirling eastwards past Edinburgh, and along the coasts of Fife and East Lothian before culminating in a wide mouth. The IBA covers large areas of intertidal flats and inshore waters, in addition to saltmarsh and sand-dune systems, maritime grassland, heath and fen. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and for breeding terns.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Firth of Forth. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.